Crispy Kale Chips

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Easy, low calorie, and nutrient dense snack that will satisfy any salty cravings!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 tbsp pure olive oil (or olive oil spray)
  • Sea salt, for sprinkling 
  • Garlic powder (optional)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Remove kale leaves from the stem. Wash and dry thoroughly (otherwise wet kale will get soggy).
  4. Spray olive oil on kale or toss 1 tbsp olive oil with kale.
  5. Sprinkle sea salt and/or garlic powder on top of olive oil + kale mixture.
  6. Bake until the edges are brown, but aren't burnt. Around 10-15 minutes. 

 

Easy Crockpot Chicken, Kale, & Quinoa Stew

This crockpot recipe is one of my favorite, simple, yet delicious meals to make when I don't have a copious amount of time to cook. The chicken, kale, and quinoa merry well together to create a light and healthy stew for dinner or lunch. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs of chicken breast (cut into 1-2inch chunks)
  • 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1-2 tbsp of garlic
  • 1/3 cup of quinoa
  • 1/3 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1/3 cup of chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of kale (added in the last 20 minutes of cooking)

Directions:

  1. Coat and toss chicken breast chunks in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place into crockpot.
  2. Add in chopped vegetables (carrot, celery, & onion), quinoa, and garlic into crockpot.
  3. Set crockpot to low temperature setting. Cook for 7-8 hours.
  4. Chop 1 cup of kale and add into the crockpot. Cook until kale has reached desired consistency.

Optional: I love adding avocado to this dish to incorporate some healthy omega-3 fats into this dish!